The MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) and the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) have merged their operations, it has been announced.
MPEGIF members will now be allowed to become members of the ISMA.
MPEGIF will now function within the ISMA California-registered non-profit corporation with its current structure – registered in Switzerland – dissolved.
“ISMA delivered massively important technology contributions resulting in great value and lasting benefit to our industry over the years,” said Dr. h. c. Sebastian Moeritz, president of MPEGIF and CEO at video coding developer dicas. “We are absolutely delighted to see the long cooperation and mutual admiration between ISMA and MPEGIF result in this agreement.”
“MPEGIF is pleased to take this opportunity to increase its strength and to gain the operational efficiencies we will be able to bring to our members,” said David Price, VP of MPEGIF and VP at encoder manufacturer Harmonic. “The industry is facing huge changes in the way video is enjoyed and the advocacy of MPEGIF for solution wide standards is more vital than ever.”
“ISMA’s highly successful standards will gain additional visibility through the merger, and will continue to be widely available to the broader industry through the success and influence of MPEGIF,” said Yuval Fisher, chair of ISMA and CTO of video processing firm RGB Networks.